TOMBS DON’T ROLL BACK


When you're in my car baby
And rain is pouring down the hood.
Step aside as I drive away,
You'll feel how wet I’d soak you if I could.

Blame it on the sky the way
A human heart can bring you down.
The best that I can find to say is
All I want is all around.

 

And now tonight.
Tonight tonight tonight.
All the lessons learned are burning
Even brighter
And the rumors true,
There's nothing better coming.

And so this is where I stand.
(I’m walking alone here)
I'm sorry baby here's your man.
Tombs don't roll back.

 

When the good days are done
There's a boy becomes a man.
Slipping into the scenery,
His heroes blood on both his hands.

In bed at night your boy can't sleep
Until he's gone over his plans.
About how to turn the world into nothing
But devoted fans.


And now tonight.Tonight tonight tonight.
All the lessons learned are burning
Even brighter
And the rumors true,
There's nothing better coming.

And so this is where I stand.
(I’m walking alone here)
I'm sorry baby here's your man.
Tombs don't roll back



 

DOOMED YOUTH


What have we got to lose here.
What have we got do you know?

She fit the scene.
And paid the cost.
And you wonʼt believe
What this old girl has lost.
But now believe.
Sheʼs not young anywhere.

 

Faiths gone.
And we remain.
And hope sailed but we stay.
But have no fear. Stay brave.
Weʼre here with all our lives to waste.

 

Baby the fight wasnʼt fair.
Cause you got dressed up
And just got left in the road.

I could have seen a better time
When thereʼd have been a way to say good bye.
But every dream has a yawn right in there.

 

 

Faiths gone.
And we remain.
And hope sailed but we stay.
But have no fear. Stay brave.
Weʼre here with all our lives to waste.
 
 

I would not be going your way.
If not for the forces of youth.
If not for the forces of youth.

Thereʼs a special child coughing.
Iʼd never say it was you.
Iʼd never say it was you.

 

Baby my love disappeared.
What have I got do you know?
You should have seen the better guy.
Then youʼd believe that this old girl is mine.
Just like the leaves they will fall anywhere.

 

 

Faiths gone.
And we remain.
And hope sailed but we stay.
But have no fear. Stay brave.
Weʼre here with all our lives to waste.


NOTHING BUT DRUGS


I found a light that doesnʼt fade.
It’s not upon the road to romance.
And long ago I found a road
And threw the door wide open.

 

I don’t need no friends.
(Say goodbye everyone)
I don’t need no one.
(Say goodbye)
I don’t need no anything but drugs.

 

It fit me like a ball and chain.
It sits upon my chest and cries out.
God is slow. Go take your own.
The rest will work itself out.

 

 

I don’t need no friends.
(Say goodbye everyone)
I don’t need no one.
(Say goodbye)
I don’t need no anything but drugs.
 

 

Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
(I came here first)
I came here first.

 

And haunted till the end of days.
I tried it and I kept my hand out.
Long ago I found a hold,
The only grip that stands out.

 

 

I don’t need no friends.
(Say goodbye everyone)
I don’t need no one.
(Say goodbye)
I don’t need no anything but drugs.
 
Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
(I came here first)
I came here first.
Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
( I came here first)
Go where you want.
(I came here first)
I came here first.


 

IT'S BEEN A HARD YEAR ALONE


Come to me.
Had a dream where I saw you drown.
Crossed the sea just to feel the waves pound.
The waves pound.
Didn’t you?

Answer me.
Hey, young, with the thorny crown.
Crossed the sea but you got to dry ground.
Dry ground.
Didn’t you?

 

I don’t want to fight.
But hows your soul baby?
It’s been a hard year alone.
Did you dim your lights?
It’s been a hard year alone.

 

Could it be there’s a cost if the things not found.
It’s a loss if you run the clock down.
The clock down that’s been hounding you.

 

I don’t want to fight. But hows your soul baby?
It’s been a hard year alone.
Did you dim your lights?
It’s been a hard year alone
 

Lie to me.
Till you choke say you feel just fine.
Wings are broke but you learned to kneel right.
Kneel right.
Didn’t you?

 

I don’t want to fight. But hows your soul baby?
It’s been a hard year alone.
Did you dim your lights?
It’s been a hard year alone


 

K (PART 2)


Those were other days.
Beneath different stars.
Go back then and change it all,
We’d still end up where we are.  

The best we’ve got to give
Is gone before we are.
And down the road there goes a kid,
And turns and looks, the way backs dark.

 

It’s cold here.
It’s dark here.
The part that cared,
Kayte, it’s gone.

 

Was once your all,
And is nothing to you now.
You take the best, they pass away,
We always carry on.  

At rest the last who thinks
You could have been a star.
Like a million more came and did.
When you lose that much what’s just one more.

 

It’s cold here.
It’s dark here.
The part that cared,
Kayte, it’s gone

 

And there’s no way back.
And here’s what endings are.
Sweet, I was wrong.
A girl in a bar and a
Wasted dream are the best we are.

 

Is this the best you’ve got.
Your best won’t last for long.
You’ll grow old quick, before you blink,
You’ll lose your looks and lose them hard.

Fate’s a funny thing. There is no fate at all.
Find the things you love and then
Watch them die up close or far.

 

It’s cold here.
It’s dark here.
The part that cared,
Kayte, it’s gone

 

Hey Kayte I’m thinking of you.
I’m out on my own here.
I’m standing alone here.
Hey Kayte.



 

CALVARY’S CROSS


Jesus, he never came.
The whole world was left unchanged.
Not one saw his feet step on the sea.
Just Caesar and Rome proving one more hope vain dreams.

 

Fevered and lost he felt.
And Calvary’s cross was built.
And looking up from the dust,
Mary looked out on the world that her son built.

 

Pray for the lost who came.
And ended like falling rain.
At least we perceive brilliant forces.
But sorrow, alas, weʼve saved praises for corpses.

 

Fevered and lost he felt. And Calvary’s cross was built.
And looking up from the dust,
Mary looked out on the world that her son built.

 

Laid down easy
In fields that caught on fire.
The need this calling inspired.

 

With faith we approach the grave.
Without we approach the same.
The rest is just silence and sleeping.
Consider him blessed who the world holds while dreaming.

 

Fevered and lost he felt.
And Calvary’s cross was built.
And looking up from the dust,
Mary looked out on the world that her son built.
Mary looked out on the world that her son built.
Mary looked out on the world that her son built.

 



WAIT ON ME


Wait. Wait on me. Wait. Wait on me

 

Five young angels at my doorway now,
Let the jury show.
All you aging supermodels now,
Just sit by your phone and wait.

 

(Wait. Wait on me)
And cover your mouth.
(Wait. Wait on me)

 

Talked about my weight in gold
And now let the boy be paid.
Life will pay me.
Life will pay me down.

 

And you can go and talk about me.
I donʼt mind.
And I donʼt care, and I donʼt wait.


(Wait. Wait on me)
And cover your mouth.
(Wait. Wait on me)


And you can go and talk about me.
I donʼt mind.
And I donʼt care, and I donʼt wait.


(Wait. Wait on me)
And cover your mouth.
(Wait. Wait on me)

 

So make the most of it.
I donʼt mind, get down, and get low.
If I donʼt get up, get down.
And get low.
And just wait.
Just wait.
Just

 

(Wait. Wait on me)
And cover your mouth.
(Wait. Wait on me)
Just wait on
me now.
Wait on me now.
(Wait on me)
Just wait on me.
Wait on me.



 

SELLING OUT


The strong will resist.
The weak ones would sell their souls out.
The point that he missed
Is young what you love will run when itʼs cold out.

 

If all that came.
If all that came.
At the end of it all
Was me giving up too.

 

Is that selling out.
Is that selling out.

 

The message was sent.
This business is changing,
We donʼt know where it all went.
The bottom line is
This models become no longer solvent.

 

You came too late.
You came too late.
To fight in the war,
The fighting is through.

 

Is thats selling out.
Is that selling out.

 

So go on and laugh.
The one that laughs last is foolish.
Itʼs not much to ask.
It just takes one push to do it.

 

So what did you get.
Are you a queen, are you glad you went through it?
Is the grass greener yet.
Iʼm stuck here with love Iʼm not sure what to do with.

 

Because the rain.
Because the rain.
Gave up on the sky,
Should the sky give up too.

 

Is that selling out.
Is that selling out.



 

AFTER THE CRASH


You can drive all night,
I'll still be waiting there by the side of the road.
You can kick and babe you can fight
But sometimes you just won't get back home.

My dreams bleeding baby.
What killed me first had saved me.

 

After the crash.
There won't be nothing of me left to love anymore.
After the crash comes.
Leave it alone. Leave it alone.

 

Tried to stand but I got caught
Twisted steel, broken glass all your hearts ever owed.
You can kick but baby I'll haunt
Like a flash in the wind and a ghost in the road.

Don't read the cards baby.
No need, the lights are fading.

 

After the crash.
There won't be nothing of me left to love anymore.
After the crash comes.
Leave it alone. Leave it alone.

 

Broken bones.
And no way home.
I'd kiss you now, but I'm too far gone.
But you can kiss the chrome.

 

You can drive all night
I'll still be waiting here by the side of the road.
You can beg, but baby I'll fight.
To the cars rushing by just a bump in the road.

I dreamed my way here baby.
It's your dreams that drive you crazy.

 

After the crash.
There won't be nothing of me left to love anymore.
After the crash comes.
Leave it alone. Leave it alone.

 

Moving fast now a bump in the road.
Going fast now. A bump in the road.
Moving fast now. A bump in the road.
Moving fast now.

 



BECAUSE YOU'RE YOUNG


So you’re keeping your signal up.
With your lipstick showing.
Isolation.
Desolation.
Across this nation.  

And you’re not so lonely.
Because more lips have told me.
So don’t let your hate get old.

 

Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.

Because you're young.
 

So lifting their faces up.
There’s a crisp hit blowing.
Muscled and done. The queen had a son.
And the voting is in.

And you’re not so lonely.
Because more lips told me.
So don’t let them make you old.

 

Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.

Because you're young.
 

Kiss me awake.
And steal away from me.
Steal away. Steal away.
Dearly beloved you’re offering nothing.

So putting their guard back up.
Cause the shit keeps showing.
Hustle and run, over and done.
Just blow and get in.

 

Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.
Because you’re young.

Because you're young.
 

If you look at their faces they’re waiting.
Can you see them now?
If you look at their faces they are waiting.
Believe now.
It’s an empty sea. It’s an empty sea and waiting.
It’s an empty sea. It’s an empty sea and waiting.



AMERICAN STRIPPER


When dreams are deserted but the figures remain.
And youʼre riding on the roller coaster over again.
You stand and be counted or you lay down and fall.
And sometime you blow your back out when your back is to the wall.

 

And if heʼs late.
Baby donʼt wait.
Go get that money,
Forget the slipper.
American stripper.
American stripper.

 

Letʼs all get together and sing for the lost
Who came here just like pilgrims but the maiden ship was tossed.
Weʼve all dreamed of better, this goes to you all.
How green was your valley baby, how bad was the fall.

 

And if heʼs late.
Baby donʼt wait.
Go get that money,
Forget the slipper.
American stripper.
American stripper.

 

Itʼs the end of an era.
When the doors are thrown wide.
Go take your final dream and go invest that fucker right.
And life could be better.
What difference it make.
The poets in the gutter
And the kings own tits are fake.

 

And if heʼs late.
Baby donʼt wait.
Go get that money,
Forget the slipper.
American stripper.
American stripper

 


AMEN BABY


God told them all.
God told them all,
Saying, "humble yourselves and fall."

Here comes the call.
Here comes the call.
We’ve been humble for far too long.

 

Faith. Faith. Faith. Faith ends.

Tell your dreaming friends the end amen.

 

Tied off to nod.
Tied off to nod.
Oh it’s sure been a long strange fraud.

Let heaven call,
We’ll kill them all,
Raise another Berlin wall.

 

Faith. Faith. Faith Faith ends.

Tell your dreaming friends the end amen.

 

So raise your glass, your captains come.
With a hearse for use.
Let your choirs lift their songs.
It’s still the coward blues.

 

The time has come.
The time has come.
Hello father, you haunt your son.

Tell everyone.
Tell everyone
That heaven’s showbiz,
The acts been done.

 

Faith. Faith. Faith Faith ends.
Tell your dreaming friends the end amen.

 

We say amen.
And stand and watch you fall.
We stand here now open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.
This is Amen.



NOWHERE TO GO


Lead us father far from our home for good.
Voices call out if you can go then you should.

But there's nowhere to go but here.
There is nowhere to go.

Faces turned they wrote upon clouds sainthood.
And when it rained upon the same ground they stood.

There is nowhere to go but here.
There is nowhere to go.

 

Even rivers of golden paint wash away.
Keep on filling golden paint all the way.

 

He fed his body all the best known chemistry.
And found that gardens buried in snow grow no weeds.  

There is nowhere to go but here.
There is nowhere to go.

 

Even rivers of golden paint wash away.
All you're killing golden paint couldn't save.

 

How'd it work out for you baby were you understood.
All your dreams and plans now darling did you dream them good.

There is nowhere to go but here.
There is nowhere to go.

 

Even rivers of golden paint wash away.
You can drown in golden paint, it’s still the same.

 


THE HUMAN’S HOME


You can make it what you want it. O'
Be the face that looks upon it. O'

And now I know the job to do.
To come alone and leave for two.

 

And now I know.
Lost and found the humans home.
And now I see.
There flamed a spark was tossed alone
And strained the dark and crossed us home.

 

You can rake it you can haunt it. O'
Like a lake that floats a sonnet. O'

And all to go a bone for you.
We come alone and leave here too.

 

And now I know.
Lost and found the humans home.
And now I see.
There flamed a spark was tossed alone
And strained the dark and crossed us home.

 

In the end where all the water goes
Is a sea that looks upon us
Bending pearls from off our bones

 

There's a gate and writ upon it. O'
Here they're laid to rest undaunted. O'

To all the stars that saw and knew.
My thoughts and know we saw you too.

 

And now I know.
Lost and found the humans home.
And now I see.
There flamed a spark was tossed alone
And strained the dark and crossed us home.

Strained the dark.
The humans home.
The humans home.


ANGELINA


The songs leaked. The rides through.
From Mark and Pete to John and Luke.
The more you ask, the mores denied to you.
So go with that and love the things you lose.

 

Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
I was fighting baby. Fighting baby.
But the odds were locked.
And the odds came in locked.
Angelina, I loved you baby.
But we didn’t have a shot.

 

Here’s God and there’s you.
To build a bridge between the two is a lot to ask.
And no religion too.
John is dead, the Mark Chapman blues.

 

Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
I was fighting baby.Fighting baby.
But the odds were locked.
And the odds came in locked.
Angelina, I loved you baby.
But we didn’t have a shot.

 

Push against the doors that are locked.
It’s the same way that the branches broke when the cradle rocked.
The branches broke when the cradle rocked.

What more can I do.
Come back, it’s all true.
With all your love still the best you’ll do
Is stake my heart and hold the dust to you.

 

Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
Get it honey.
We didn’t have a shot.
I was fighting baby.Fighting baby.
But the odds were locked.
And the odds came in locked.
Angelina, I loved you baby.
But we didn’t have a shot.

 



THE UNIVERSE IS BIGGER


It always takes someone to know one.
There’s no one waiting in the sky.
All of us are in the gutter
But some are looking in your eyes.

Whatever gets you through the summer
Won’t get you through it quick as time.
Long ago they turned the rudder.
I’m glad I met you on the ride.

 

And begin with this the ending is a blinking of an eye.

 

The universe is bigger
But baby you’re much more kind.

 

Eternity was an illusion.
We never did receive a sign.
Long ago they turned the rudder.
I’m glad I met you on the ride.

 

What the ending is won’t change that this will be too short a ride.

 

The universe is bigger but baby you’re much more kind.

 

And the drift of it all.
Awake in the drift of it all.
Scan the black darling.
Scan
the clocks darling.
My dreams a long way off.
My dreams a long way off.

My dreams a long way but listen listen.
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